The University of Melbourne is Australia’s leading public research university, attracting more than 60,000 students from 160 countries each year. Established in 1853, it has grown to become an international leader in research, learning and teaching.

Melbourne is one of the safest and friendliest cities in the world to live, work and study. Many of our Philippine students get involved in our great community by joining student clubs, participating in music, cultural and sporting events, or indulging in the array of international cuisines. There is a large Philippine community in Melbourne, so you can feel assured that you will feel at home.

Ranked #1 in Australia,  #33 in the world, and #8 globally for graduate employability, fourteen of our subject areas rank among the top 20 in the world.

  • # 1 in Australia
  • # 33 in the world
  • # 100+ enrolled Philippine students
*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

Our entry requirements

We accept the International Baccalaureate, A levels and US High School Diplomas curriculum for direct entry. Students must achieve the minimum overall GPA in Year 12, have completed any course prerequisite subjects and meet English language requirements to be eligible for direct entry into a bachelor degree.

For students who do not attend one of the approved gifted high schools or those students who do not wish to complete Year 12 in the Phillipines, Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) is the University’s preferred foundation studies program and pathway for international students seeking entry into the University’s undergraduate degrees.

Executive Master of Arts student

Gigay Escueta


"My experiences heavily influenced my choice of degree at the University of Melbourne: the Executive Master of Arts, which covers project management, leadership, creative and critical thinking, people management, budgeting and financial management, as well as organisational theory and practice. It makes sense of my choices and brings my different interests and career goals together."

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Proudly multicultural, our diverse student community is represented by more than 200 clubs and societies.

Filipino Students Association

The association aims to promote the enjoyment and appreciation of Filipino culture, and to promote camaraderie and understanding between ethnic Filipinos and the larger international student body here in Melbourne.

UniMelb Student Union (UMSU)

UMSU is an organisation run by students, for students. They strive to help you make the most of your time at University of Melbourne by meeting new people, having fun and exploring your passions outside of your degree.

Meet Claire Bingley

Regional Manager (Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, the Phillipines, Thailand and Vietnam)
Claire has more than 13 years’ experience in higher education, currently leading student recruitment in markets including Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam at the University of Melbourne. Claire enjoys travel and planning her next holiday, finding good books to read and op shopping. Passionate about education and living in the fabulous city of Melbourne, Claire hopes to be able to assist you to map out your future study plan.

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